Originally Mr. Lynch obtained the baskets from the Kelsey Indian Trading Post, Zuñi, New Mexico.7 Mr. Kelsey was a trader for many years at this Pueblo; he had purchased the baskets from these Indians who had used them in their ...
Author: Clara Lee Tanner
Publisher: University of Arizona Press
"An unusually detailed, useful and attractive guide for collectors and students." -L.A. Times.
a thorough study of the Indians themselves while engaged in weaving the baskets. Indian basketry may be divided into two extremely different classes, coiled and upright weaves. These in turn include many different weaves.
Author: The Navajo School of Indian Basketry
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
The methods of Indian basket weaving explained in this excellent manual are the very ones employed by native practitioners of the craft. Members of the Navajo School of Indian Basketry have set down their secrets in clear and simple language, enabling even the beginner to create work that can rival theirs in grace, design, and usefulness. The text begins with basic techniques: choice of materials, preparation of the reed, splicing, the introduction of color, principles and methods of design, shaping the basket and finishing. A great variety of baskets and weaves from many cultures are described in subsequent chapters, such as Lazy Squaw, Mariposa, Toas, Samoan, Klikitat, and Shilo, each accompanied by specific instructions. There are suggestions for the weaving of shells, beads, feathers, fan palms, date palms, and even pine needles, and recipes for the preparation of dyes. Examples of each type of basket are illustrated by photographs, often taken from more than one angle so that the bottom can be seen as well as the top and sides. Close-up photography of the various types of stitching, especially at the crucial stage of beginning the basket, is an invaluable aid to the weaver. In addition, the authors have provided line drawings which are exceptionally clear magnifications of the various weave patterns. Anyone who follows the lessons contained in this book will have a knowledge of basketry unattainable in any other way. They are so lucid and complete that the amateur as well as the experienced weaver will be able to manufacture baskets distinguishable from authentic native articles only in that they were not woven by Indians. For those who merely seek a broader knowledge of American Indian arts, the book provides a comprehensive introduction to the subject of basketry.
Art, Culture, and History : Native American Basketry from San Francisco Bay and Monterey Bay North to Mendocino and East to the ... Berkeley Smith - Ferri , Sherrie 1998 Weaving a Tradition : Pomo Indian Baskets from 1850 Through 1996 ...
Author: Ralph C. Shanks
Publisher: Indian Baskets of California a
This unique book provides a complete study of the exquisite Native American basketry from the San Francisco Bay Area and the Monterey Bay region north to Sonoma, Napa, and Mendocino and eastward across the Sacramento Valley to the crest of the Sierras. Baskets of the Pomo, Ohlone (Costanoan), Coast Miwok, Esselen, Huchnom, Lake Miwok, Maidu, Wappo, and Yuki people are lavishly illustrated and knowledgably and sensitively described. Color photographs and drawings illustrate the rare, fine California Indian baskets from museum and private collections in the United States and Europe. The vast majority of these baskets are illustrated for the first time. Ralph Shanks is vice president of the Miwok Archaeological Preserve of Marin. Lisa Woo Shanks is editor of the Basketry of California and Oregon Series. They are the authors of The North American Indian Travel Guide.
The baskets of these Indians are distinctive . They use a coil of three rods , held side by side to make a flat coil and sew this coiling with split yucca leaves and yucca root bark . Their designs are bold , usually a star form or a ...
Author: Frank W. Lamb
Highly illustrated guide following a geographic organization of the basket making peoples of North America.